Five Tips for Teaching Vocabulary in Children’s Literature

Copy the book James and the Giant Peach with two vocabulary word worksheets

When I worked in the schools, the way vocabulary was taught was a major pet peeve of mine.  The typical method was to use a set of worksheets or workbooks that taught ten words a week that were not related to anything else in the curriculum.  Sometimes, they weren't even really related to each other! … Continue reading Five Tips for Teaching Vocabulary in Children’s Literature

Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature

Two Books: A Children's Introduction to the World and Give Your Child the World

I don't know about you, but I am always looking to streamline things in our homeschool.  I love it when I can combine different subjects so it doesn't feel like we are learning separate, unconnected information.  Recently, I found two books that I am using to plan some of our lessons for next year.  You … Continue reading Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature